Official Selection - Out of Competition

Black Mambas

Lena Karbe
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Artistic Collaborations Female Director Human Rights & Society 2022 81 min Germany, France
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A complex and fascinating portrait of the preservation of natural areas in South Africa

Three young South African women must navigate the crumbling ruins of a colonial past when they become rangers in the Greater Kruger Park, South Africa.

Ciné-ONU screening of the film BLACK MAMBAS, followed by a panel discussion on the topic of development, wildlife economics and green colonialism with the director, Lena Karbe, Lejda Toci (Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer at the Environment Team at UNODC Vienna), Manuel Tonnar (Director General of LuxDev) and Birgit Engel (advocacy and trainings on climate justice and human rights campaigning).

Moderation: Marian Blondeel (Head of Benelux & EU desk, UN Regional Information Centre)


  • Tristan Coloma
  • Lena Karbe


  • Mateusz Smolka


  • George Ramosime


  • Rémi Alexandre


  • Karbe Film
  • Day For Night Productions
  • Natives At Large


Sunday 12 March 2023 14:00
Talent présent  •  
Lieux : Ciné Utopia
Audio : English, Tsonga
Subtitles : English
Screening : Public Screening

Lena Karbe

Lena Karbe
Lena Karbe

Born in 1986 in Saint Petersburg, Lena Karbe was completed a bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts at Saint Petersburg State University and Bard College, New York. In parallel, she studied art history in Paris for two semesters. She did her Master’s in Film Aesthetics at Oxford University in England, then successfully applied to the Munich University of Television and Film (HFF), where she studied production and media business. While still a student she founded production company Karbe Film

Lena Karbe will participate in the panel discussion after the film BLACK MAMBAS in collaboration with Ciné-Onu.


  • Black Mambas 2022
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